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Videoblog: Risky business? Why only some teens are risk-takers and why risk-taking is okay

Videoblog: Risky business? Why only some teens are risk-takers and why risk-taking is okay Illustration by Ilse Schrauwers

Teens are often described as notorious risk-takers. But is that true of everyone?

Neeltje Blankenstein studied how risks are processed differently in the brain depending on the context and on whether you’re a risk-taker. Also, risk taking in adolescence may be a good thing! Neeltje tells about her research in this videoblog.

 

 

Read more in Dutch: Tieners durven risico's te nemen om iets goeds te doen

1 Comment

Lucinda London
Posted by Lucinda London on August 7, 2019 at 14:55

Risks are processed differently in the brain depending on the context and on whether you’re a risk-taker - Lucinda London

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